Nikken Kosakusho UK Ltd

Apprentice Advanced Manufacturing Programmer


Nikken Kosakusho UK Ltd

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Weekly wage £192.00
37.5 hours per week 08:30 - 17:00, days TBC.
duration: 3 years
start: 16 September 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
9 September 2019 (application closing date)
Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd are leading suppliers of world class precision engineering products including CNC Rotary Tables, NC Tooling Solutions and Tool Presetters, which makes our elite product range the number one choice for precision manufacturers.


As a founding member of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, we are proud of our success in training apprentices who are regularly nominated for awards.  Our business is continuing to grow through designing and delivering exceptional programming and machining processes for our customers at our purpose built machining lab.

We are now looking for an Apprentice Advanced Manufacturing Programmer for September 2019, so you could be part of our success.  Following a three year Advanced Apprenticeship in Technical Support at the AMRC Training Centre through block study and then day release, you will join our Technical team at our Innovation Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park.

Your role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Programming parts offline using a range of CAD/CAM software
  • Designing testing methods to test finished products on behalf of our customers
  • Investigating a wide range of tooling options and materials to support customer projects

In company training will also include a chance to undertake some tool setting and machining of prototypes.

To be successful, you will:

  • Have a good academic track record, particularly in Computer Science, maths and ideally Engineering. You may even have higher qualifications in another area but are looking to move into Engineering as a career
  • Have exceptional attention to detail and a flair for thinking in 3D
  • Be hard working, with a strong desire to learn and develop
  • Be friendly, personable and able to talk confidently to a wide range of people
  • Enjoy working in a team and strive to support team goals
  • Be well–organised and self-motivated and see this apprenticeship as the first step to a career with one of best established precision engineering product suppliers in the world.

Future Prospects

Additional outcomes:

  • Delivering increased productivity
  • Working with people at all levels of the organisation

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate good team working abilities
  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • Be a highly motivated individual
  • Have good organisation and time keeping skills
  • Must have attention to detail

Qualities Required

  • Willing to learn new skills and adapt to change
  • Have an interest in engineering

Qualifications Required

The chosen candidate must have 5 GCSE's or equivalent at Grade C or grade 4-9 under the new education grade system effective from 2016/2017 above, must include maths and English.

Training Provided

The chosen candidate will study towards a Extended Diploma Level 3 in Technical Support.

During your apprenticeship you will undergo training to become a Design Engineer.

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